State of the Union

Harbinger of the Future

EarthTimes.org
January 25, 2007


Santa Barbara, CA—January 24, 2007—President George Bush delivered his annual State of the Union message to congress and the country Tuesday night. With rhetoric and lip service the President superficially addressed the immigration issue and drew a standing ovation when he called for a conclusive debate that would allow him to sign “comprehensive immigration reform into law.” The Democrat response didn’t mention immigration.

 

“The three areas the President wants to improve; public schools, healthcare and the uninsured are all negatively impacted by high immigration numbers,” remarked Diana Hull, President of Californians for Population Stabilization. “Our schools are bursting at the seams with the children of immigrants, many illegal aliens, our healthcare providers are swamped with immigrants, legal and illegal and the uninsured are typically low income wage earners—a group with a high percentage of legal and illegal immigrant workers. The place to begin any improvement is to reduce the pressure on our education and healthcare facilities by reducing the numbers of customers they have to serve. Reducing immigration would have a significant effect.

 

President Bush mentioned “funding new infrastructure” yet there are serious questions if the funding for the border fence which was passed last year will ever occur. And those familiar with the “technology” know that technology alone won’t deliver a secure border.

 

“The assertion that we will ‘take the pressure off the border’ by creating a guest worker program is counter-intuitive,“ Hull continued. “The announcement of any ‘temporary’ guest worker program would be a stimulus to the world’s poor, energizing their illegal entry into our country. Everybody in the world knows that ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ and ‘temporary guest worker program’ are Bush code words for an amnesty. And the push to get into our country to get that amnesty would overwhelm our already overworked Border Patrol.”

 

Immigration is first and foremost a numbers issue—a population issue. America’s population just passed three hundred million people. By mid century the population will be approaching a half billion people. “It is difficult to believe that we can improve our schools and healthcare delivery systems and reduce our gasoline usage by 20% as our population grows faster than China’s,” Hull concluded.

 

A bipartisan effort pass guest-worker/amnesty legislation is expected early in the year. Californians for Population Stabilization will work with legislators and activists to defeat any immigration bill that increases numbers or grants amnesty to illegal aliens.

 

ABOUT CALIFORNIANS FOR POPULATION STABILIZATION (CAPS)

Californians for Population Stabilization is a non-profit organization dedicated to formulating and advancing policies and programs designed to stabilize the population of California at a level which will preserve a good quality of life for all Californians; www.capsweb.org.

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